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No Fracked Gas Florida –Harriet Heywood

Wouldn’t it be convenient for fossil fuel profits if the Sabal Trail pipeline was already in place and they started fracking? Received today as a comment on Strom LNG Processing & Export In The Public Interest? What About Solar & Other Clean Energy Alternatives?; the content is the opinion of the author undersigned below. -jsq

The health of the people and the water of the state of Florida are being auctioned off by a block of elected politicians backed by big oil company lobbyists. And our House representative is one of them.

September 17, the Florida League of Women voters called a town hall in the Orlando area to address public concerns over industry plans to practice hydraulic acid fracturing on our fragile limestone aquifers. Not coincidentally, HB 191, and SB 318, bills that call for preempting Home Rule laws, for the express purpose of greasing the skids for fracking in Florida, were quietly introduced that same day by Rep Ray Wesley Rodrigues, Ft. Myers and Senator Garrett Richter, Naples.

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Do like drinking anti-freeze? –Blake Clark

On the facebook page 3 November 2013. -jsq

Do you like drinking swimming pool cleaner, table salt, automotive anti-freeze, household cleaners, laundry detergent, hand soap, disinfectants, sanitizers, glass cleaner, or anti-prespirants? NO? Me either, all of these compounds are used in the hydraulic fracturing process (fracking) implemented by Spectra Energy, whom wish to build a pipeline through our county from Alabama to Florida. Join VSU students and Lowndes county members in the viewing of GASLAND part 2. Also, theres an organized movement opposing the new pipeline through our county and state! Spectrabusters.

-Blake Spaghetty Clark

SpectraBusters in Albany Herald

A bit of publicity about pipeline opposition.

Carlton Fletcher wrote for the Albany Herald Friday 1 Nov 2013, ‘Spectrabusters’ opposes 465-mile Alabama-Georgia-Florida natural gas pipeline: A proposed natural gas pipeline through Dougherty County could distribute a billion cubic feet of gas daily, noting under a pipeline map,

The proposed Sabal Trail Pipeline could potentially come through a portion of Dougherty County.

The story did not include this Spectra map of Dougherty County:

In the Albany Herald story:

But if a determined and growing list of landowners in Georgia, Florida and Alabama have a say in the matter, no Spectra Energy-financed shovelful of earth will ever be turned.

A grassroots group calling itself Spectrabusters has grown from common concern over issues surrounding the Sabal Trail Pipeline, and the group clearly states its platform on the spectrabusters.org website: “This site is dedicated to sharing information about the pipeline and working with people from across the area to make sure this unnecessary pipeline is never built.”

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